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October 9, 2022

Darlington, SC – One Killed, Others Hurt in Two-Car Accident on 5th St at Patrick Hwy

Darlington, SC (October 9, 2022) – One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Darlington County Saturday morning.

The crash happened at 5:00 a.m. on North 5th Street near Patrick Highway, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Brian Lee.

Lee said the driver of a Chevy Geo Metro was traveling north on 5th Street when it crashed into a Ford F250. A 28-year-old man was killed in the incident, while at least one other victim was transported to an area medical center.

Local authorities are handling the ongoing investigation into the deadly accident. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their family members in hopes of a full recovery.

South Carolina Fatal Car Crashes

One of the most dangerous activities we engage in on a daily basis is driving a car. In 2018, South Carolina had the highest rate of fatal collisions per capita in the country. Automobiles, trucks, and SUVs were responsible for roughly 65% of all traffic deaths in the state that year, with 1,037 fatalities. Other motorists are to blame for 82% of all fatal crashes in South Carolina, according to statistics.

Darlington, SC - One Killed, Others Hurt in Two-Car Accident on 5th St at Patrick Hwy

It’s devastating to lose a loved one, and those closest to the victim are almost always affected. Families often suffer significant financial losses as a result of wrongful death cases, both now and in the future, necessitating the assistance of a Darlington personal injury lawyer. Unfortunately, many families are unaware that if a family member dies, they may be entitled to compensation. The deceased’s losses include medical bills, burial costs, and lost future earnings, to name a few. Families who have lost a loved one frequently do not know where to turn for assistance in obtaining the compensation to which they are entitled.

An experienced car crash lawyer in Darlington can explain your rights and guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve after a loved one has died. Monge & Associates is committed to protecting your legal rights and ensuring that you receive justice for your deceased loved one while holding the responsible party accountable, and we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible settlement for your claim.

Call a Darlington wrongful death lawyer today at (888) 688-1924 to speak with a compassionate attorney about your case if you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.